Chapel’s memorial Oli Day

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A CHARITY family fun day in memory of a Chapel man who was killed in a car crash will take place next month.

The fifth annual Oli Day is taking place on Monday, June 4 in memory of Oliver Everall who died in February 2007 after an accident on the A6 near Lyme Park.

Being held at Chapel Town’s Rowton Park football ground, the event will run from noon to 5pm and feature an adults six a side football tournament with 12 teams from across the borough.

There will also be fairground attractions and children’s rides, barbecues, a beer tent, tombola, raffles and more. In the evening, the entertainment continues with karaoke and discos in the pubs on Chapel Market Place.

Teams with a minimum of six and maximum of nine players per team are now being sought. Games will be eight minutes each way with roll-on, roll-off substitutes and the tournament will start as a league format and progress to knockout in the latter stages.

Each team must ensure: they have paid the team entry fee of £25 in cash by Friday, May 25 to Andrew Hill, Chandlers Estates, Market Place, Chapel, 07929 346853; they provide and play in a matching kit; they notify Andrew Hill of kit colours and team name (keep it clean); all players have football boots, trainers and shin pads; all players turn up at 11.30am prompt on the day. Applications are first come first served.

Referees are also needed to help, even if only for an hour or so. Anyone interested in refereeing, or being a steward on the day, or any local businesses who can help with donating raffle or tombola prizes should contact Andrew Hill.

Money raised from the event will go to the Oliver Everall trust fund which his family will distribute to local good causes and charities.

There will be no entry fee, but commemorative wrist bands will be on sale at the gate for £2.

For more information on the event, or to help in any way, contact Andrew on 07929 346853.